Dave was hired in October of 2007 as a Deputy Fire Marshal. He was appointed the Fire Marshal in January of 2012. He worked for the Gates Fire District for 29 years retiring as a lieutenant in 2007. Dave also worked as Assistant Fire Marshal for the Town of Chili from April of 2000 until June of 2007 where he was responsible for public assembly inspections.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the general fire safety for the Town of Gates. This begins with professional plan reviews for all new commercial construction and ends with required annual fire safety inspections. In between there are meetings with contractors, building owners and fire safety equipment installers.The Fire Marshal and any assistants are certified by the State of New York as Code Enforcement Officials to administer and enforce New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code that governs the way commercial buildings are designed, constructed and maintained. The Fire Marshal performs annual fire safety inspections at all commercial buildings and educates the owners about the violations that are found. Annual operational permits are issued if no violations are found or any violations are corrected.
The Fire Marshal also issues construction permits for the installation of fire safety systems, hazardous material storage areas, solid fuel burning devices and torch down roofing.